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Full Circle (Voyager) whats next?

Ezri Janeway

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Report this May. 29 2011, 9:07 pm

Quote: CmdrBrodyHansen @ May. 29 2011, 8:12 pm

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>Maybe name value would add more purchases, but would it REALLY be good to the story..?

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That would depend on the story, but as they have left it wide open for Janeway to pop in from time to time Id be suprised not to see her again. In fact Id love to know how Janeway and Q are getting along. I like to think Q has experienced his first ever actual headache by now. I also like to think that whatever Janeway and Q are clashing horns over, Lady Q and q are behind auntie Janeway (auntie Q?) all the way.


"Let me see if Ive got this straight. You're risking the ship, the crew, and the mission on the assumptions that Helkara and Leishman are engineering geniuses, Tharp is a piloting savant, our transporter chief can work miracles, and the Breen are unwilling to sacrifice themselves in a kamikaze attack?" "Yup." "Damn I LOVE this job."

Matthias Russell

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Report this May. 31 2011, 7:35 am

I have no doubt another Q story will pop up, and when it happens, it only seems appropriate to mention Janeway.  I'm reading Children of the Storm right now.  Beyer is a talented writer.  If she wrote such a story, I have no doubt it would be done skillfully.


Matthias Russell

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Report this Jun. 03 2011, 7:10 am

My Review:


I was greatly anticipating this book and was not let down.  Children of the Storm was probably my favorite release from the past year.  Beyer had a hard job to do and executed it well. 


The story has an antagonist that is extremely powerful and had little foundation laid for it.  Often times, ultra-powerful antagonists are poorly done as they end up being silly or defeated using techno-magic.  But the Children were well developed into a very original and intriguing species and the situation was handled in a very Trek way.  The resolution was the type that I expect from trek and involved a perfect balance of ingenuity and technology without the techno-babble.


Another area where Beyer could have failed in this book was relying on original, off screen characters for ½ - 2/3 of the book.  Despite much of the story centering on new characters I was able to get into the plot and personalities and enjoy the experience.  The returning VOY characters were also well done and showed Beyer well understands the characters and appears to know the directions we want the tv characters to take.  At no point in the book did I think, “He wouldn’t do that!”


The uniqueness of Full Circle Voyager to me is that it is a fleet with many, many characters.  With 9 ships and 9 command staffs, it is easy to get overwhelmed, forget what is happening to each crew, and not get emotionally attached to anyone.  This didn’t happen to me.  I stayed hooked throughout the read and never once got lost.  I totally didn’t expect what happened to the Demeter or Guirinal; they were jaw-dropping moments.


I expected to be ready for another author to take a crack at this but Beyer has kept the momentum going and each of her books keep getting better.  I am more hooked on VOY than ever and look forward to the next installment.


Ezri Janeway

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Report this Jun. 03 2011, 4:26 pm

Quote: Matthias Russell @ Jun. 03 2011, 7:10 am

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>My Review:

class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;">I was greatly anticipating this book and was not let down.  Children of the Storm was probably my favorite release from the past year.  Beyer had a hard job to do and executed it well. 

class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;">The story has an antagonist that is extremely powerful and had little foundation laid for it.  Often times, ultra-powerful antagonists are poorly done as they end up being silly or defeated using techno-magic.  But the Children were well developed into a very original and intriguing species and the situation was handled in a very Trek way.  The resolution was the type that I expect from trek and involved a perfect balance of ingenuity and technology without the techno-babble.

class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;">Another area where Beyer could have failed in this book was relying on original, off screen characters for ½ - 2/3 of the book.  Despite much of the story centering on new characters I was able to get into the plot and personalities and enjoy the experience.  The returning VOY characters were also well done and showed Beyer well understands the characters and appears to know the directions we want the tv characters to take.  At no point in the book did I think, “He wouldn’t do that!”

class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;">The uniqueness of Full Circle Voyager to me is that it is a fleet with many, many characters.  With 9 ships and 9 command staffs, it is easy to get overwhelmed, forget what is happening to each crew, and not get emotionally attached to anyone.  This didn’t happen to me.  I stayed hooked throughout the read and never once got lost.  I totally didn’t expect what happened to the Demeter or Guirinal; they were jaw-dropping moments.

class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;">I expected to be ready for another author to take a crack at this but Beyer has kept the momentum going and each of her books keep getting better.  I am more hooked on VOY than ever and look forward to the next installment.

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Great crit and thank you for including no spoilers at all for those of us who still have a few weeks to wait. Ive been looking forward to this for so long and now I cant wait for these jaw dropping moments too!


Lets hope the next installment is soon. It feels like decades between the last two.


"Let me see if Ive got this straight. You're risking the ship, the crew, and the mission on the assumptions that Helkara and Leishman are engineering geniuses, Tharp is a piloting savant, our transporter chief can work miracles, and the Breen are unwilling to sacrifice themselves in a kamikaze attack?" "Yup." "Damn I LOVE this job."

TrekDad1701

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Report this Jun. 11 2011, 6:19 pm

Which book starts the Voyager relaunch?  In fact, if anyone knows the entire list of the books, please let me know. 

Ezri Janeway

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Report this Jun. 12 2011, 4:15 pm

Quote: TrekDad1701 @ Jun. 11 2011, 6:19 pm

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>Which book starts the Voyager relaunch?  In fact, if anyone knows the entire list of the books, please let me know. 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Star_Trek_novels


Scroll down about halfway for Voyager.


"Let me see if Ive got this straight. You're risking the ship, the crew, and the mission on the assumptions that Helkara and Leishman are engineering geniuses, Tharp is a piloting savant, our transporter chief can work miracles, and the Breen are unwilling to sacrifice themselves in a kamikaze attack?" "Yup." "Damn I LOVE this job."

Matthias Russell

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Report this Jun. 13 2011, 4:26 am

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Report this Aug. 29 2011, 2:08 pm

Quote: Lieutenant_Jedi @ Mar. 30 2011, 8:15 am

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>Janeway should eventually be brought back, but I want it to be in a book dedicated to her return, and the events that lead up to it. 

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Agree!


-I never realised yout thought of me as reckless, Tuvok. -A poor choice of words. It was clearly an understatement.

Matthias Russell

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Report this Aug. 30 2011, 4:19 pm

I don't think it is going to happen based upon what has been said by Beyer and many readers at trekbbs.

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